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J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Apr;35(4):407-12. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2016.01.002. Epub 2016 Jan 13.

First Annual IMACS Report: A global International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support.

Author information

1
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. Electronic address: jkirklin@uab.edu.
2
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.
3
European Registry for Patients with Mechanical Circulatory Support, Berlin, Germany.
4
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
5
Department of Surgery, Cardiovascular Transplantation, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
6
Program for Mechanical Circulatory Support, Newcastle/Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
7
Department of Cardiology, Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
8
Department of Transplantation, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan.
9
Statistics and Clinical Audit, National Health Service, Blood and Transplant, Bristol, United Kingdom.

Abstract

The first annual report of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (IMACS) registry provides global data on 5,942 patients from 31 countries. This initial report focuses on patient demographics, survival, device types, adverse events, competing outcomes, and a risk factor analysis.

KEYWORDS:

IMACS; International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation; adverse events; demographics; mechanical circulatory support; outcomes; patient survival; risk factors

PMID:
26922275
DOI:
10.1016/j.healun.2016.01.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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